I’ve been folding cranes. It started as a way to pass the time, but evolved into very specific intention.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
I think this is really beautiful. …and it got me thinking…
There is so much sadness in the world. My own sadness, others. Conversely - I do believe that the world is an amazing place, so full of magic and beauty. I am thankful for every day that I am alive. I am grateful. I am humble. There is so much love inside me I don’t know what to do with it all.
And this winter has been hard. For me - for others whom I’m close with. There is snow on the ground that hasn’t melted from January.
So I started folding cranes as a way to combat the winter blues, as a way to fight the dying light and cold - both literally and figuratively. With every fold of the crane I focus a bit of myself into my little paper animal. I fold in love, peace, and calm. I only fold when I am in a good mood.
I’m aiming for 1000 cranes by March 20th. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_20)
My idea is to string them in the trees of McGlorick Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGolrick_Park) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I want to give my wish away to someone who needs it more than I do.
In short, I want to bring beauty and happiness and a sense of peace.
In short, it is my prayer for peace.
Would you like to participate in my prayer? Send a reply. I think it would be amazing to have more people involved. More people folding means more positive intention to the universe and more cranes and more wishes.
much love, Niabi